University of Kentucky

University of Kentucky Veteran Services & Resources

Is University of Kentucky a Good School for Veterans?

If you're a veteran who is thinking about going back to school, it's important to see how well the school treats its students with prior military service first. That's why we've put together this report that gives you the facts about University of Kentucky veteran students. If you're looking for information related to military tuition assistance such as the GI Bill® or Yellow Ribbon Program, go to the following page: University of Kentucky GI Bill® Information

Info in This Veterans Report on UK:

How Does UK Rank for Veterans?

University of Kentucky was not included in this year's [Best Schools for Veterans ranking[(/rankings/veterans). This usually means that not enough data related to veterans was available.

How Many Veterans Go to UK?

A large number of veterans attending a college means the college and faculty are more used to supporting and accommodating the needs of those with prior military experience.

The VA reports that there are 1 GI Bill® students at UK. Since the total enrollment at the school is 29,986, approximately 0.00% of the students at UK are utilizing the GI Bill® to help pay for their education. For context, let's take this into consideration. According to the Student Veterans of America, approximately three to four per cent of American college students are veterans.

This number includes all chapters of the GI Bill®, e.g. Post-9/11, Montgomery GI Bill® and Reserve Education Assistance Program. It also includes Veteran Readiness and Employment. It does not include any active-duty military personnel that are attending this college via Tuition Assistance, so the total military population is potentially larger than this.

Federal Veteran Programs at UK

University of Kentucky participates in the following federal programs for vets.

Federal Program Participation
Principles of Excellence Yes
DOD Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) Yes
Vet Success on Campus (VSOC) Yes
Eight Keys Yes

What does this mean to me? Below you can view the specific commitments this school has made by participating in individual programs.

Career and Vocational Support
Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling
Accommodate Military Service Members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Regionally or Nationally Accredited - view all accreditations
Provide information that increases accountability and transparency.
Participate in the Military Voluntary Education Review (MVER)
Benefits Support
Willingness to accommodate a full-time VA employee.
Assistance to Veterans applying for other VA benefits.
Community and on-campus outreach.
Educational and Vocational Assessments and Counseling.
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment.
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Will not use fraudulent or aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Provide students with a personalized form covering the total cost of an education program.
Counseling Support
Referrals for more intensive health services, including mental health treatment through VHA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, or Vet Centers.
Adjustment counseling to resolve problems that interfere with completion of education programs and entrance into employment.
Designate a point of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Provide educational plans for all military and veteran education beneficiaries.
Referrals to community organizations as needed.
Spouse and Dependents Support
Survivors and Dependents Assistance.
Communication with student veterans and their dependents to address questions regarding VA education benefits, health services, and general VA benefits.

University of Kentucky does have a student veterans group.

Does UK Give Credit for Military Training?

Yes Credit for Life Experience
YES Credit for Military Training
UK might offer college credit for knowledge you have gained from life experience. Check with the school for more details.

If you have specialized military training, UK may take that into consideration and grant college credit for that. Contact the school to find out more about the particulars.

UK Reserve Officer Training Corp (ROTC)

Yes Air Force ROTC
Yes Army ROTC
Implied No Navy ROTC
UK does offer Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the following military branches:

  • Air Force
  • Army

Complaints to the VA About UK

Our data shows that this school has not received any complaints at the VA.

Notes and References

More about our data sources and methodologies.

**GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at http://www.benefits.va.gov/gibil.

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